COMMUNITY DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT
This site is hosted by the University of Manitoba and contains excellent
information on a range of examples of more sustainable communities around
North America and Europe. It also looks at the features of sustainable
communities in general including: building ecology, landscape ecology,
community design, energy, water and sewage, transportation, waste and
recycling, community management and economic viability. This is an excellent
summary of key issues in sustainable community design.
This site is excellent overall, and this particular section contains many
excellent links to other organizations, initiatives and resources promoting
sustainable development. Issues covered include: Air quality, biodiversity,
Energy, Ozone, Climate, Food and Agriculture, Hazardous Materials, Human
Health, Parks and Open Space, Solid Waste, Transportation, Water and Waste
Water, Economic Development, Environmental Justice, Risk Management, Municipal
Expenditures, Civic Renewal, Bioregionalism, Post materialism and general
This is a high-energy site hosted by the EPA, that offers a toolkit for
those who want to develop a green community. The toolkit includes resources
for: community assessment, trends analysis, developing a vision statement,
developing and implementing action plans, as well as a good flowchart
of the process and green community checklist.
T Lyle Centre For Regenerative Studies
This site is hosted by the California State Polytechnic University's Centre
for Regenerative Studies, based on the work of the late great John T Lyle.
The centre is an excellent example itself of sustainable design principles
and practices. The site describes its principles, processes and systems.
for Livable Communities
The Center for Livable Communities helps local governments and community
leaders be proactive in their land use and transportation planning, and
adopt programs and policies that lead to more livable and resource-efficient
land use patterns. The Center is a partner in the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency's Smart Growth Network. Contains lots of additional links and details
regarding Community Design, Transportation, Economic Development, Environment,
Energy, Waste Prevention, People and Community.